As unfortunate as it is, malicious login attempts are something that a lot of websites have to deal with. For WordPress sites, it is even more of a headache since the login page is easy to find. As a website owner, you really can’t take security issues like that seriously enough. If you were wondering how to hide the WordPress login page, then you’ve come to the right place. We’re going to show you an easy way to do just that. Plus, it won’t even take a minute!
In this tutorial, we are going to use the fantastic WPS Hide Login plugin. With over 400,000 installs and 844 Five Star Ratings, this plugin is quite dependable.
How to Hide WordPress Login Page using the WPS Hide Login Plugin?
So let’s get started! First of all, you need to install the plugin. Through your Dashboard, navigate to Plugins>>Add New and enter WPS Hide Login in the search bar. Once you find the plugin, click on Install Now. Just wait for the installation to finish and click on Activate. Now that you’ve installed and activated the plugin, you can move on to the next step.
From your Dashboard, navigate to the Settings page and scroll down to find the WPS Hide Login section. In the box next to Login URL, just input the what you want your the new URL to be. Be sure to input a URL that is not immediately obvious.
Below that, you can find the option to enter the Redirection URL. With the Redirection URL, you can decide where the people who try to use the old login URL will be sent. You can send them to a 404 page or any other page of your choosing. Finally, click on Save Changes.
As you can see, your login URL has been changed to to a new one. Just remember to bookmark this page and you’re all set.
So there you go. We hope this tutorial helped you with your problem. Now you should know how to hide WordPress login page from hackers and spammers. While certainly not foolproof, doing this go a long way to help make your website safer. If you have any additional concerns about the security of your site, you might want to take a look at our article on Essential Security Plugins.
Do you have any questions? If so, please do not hesitate to let us know in the comment section below. Your feedback is always welcome.
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